Real Talk with Jimbo: Hot N’ Cold

James Richardson, Staff Writer

The weather of fall/winter of 2014 was very bizarre. By Christmas-Eve last year, we had hardly even had an inch of snow, if that. But the weather OUTSIDE isn’t the real issue here. Just like the old saying goes; it’s what’s on the inside that really counts. The temperature of Bingham’s classrooms is more bipolar than a stereotypical girl trying to choose between Starbucks and Netflix.

Every day of school, students never know whether to come dressed in a winter coat and snow pants, or shorts and a t-shirt. Make the wrong decision once and you could be suffering from heat exhaustion or in the hospital with hypothermia.

Students try to come prepared by wearing multiple layers depending on how the classroom will feel that day. But there are only so many layers you can take off before it becomes socially unacceptable. There’s a simple solution to this problem, but it seems to be too challenging for anyone to solve.

When asked about Bingham’s temperature situation, Senior Andrew Orton said, “It just seems like wherever I go, things just get HOT.”

Along with those very inspired words, Senior Matthew Anderson said, “I’m always afraid to raise my hand when it’s hot because my pits get all sweaty.”

Then in the very next room, people are bundling up and fighting for blankets. Senior Preston Olschewski made this point crystal clear by stating, “I go from sweating in one classroom, to having the sweat freeze in the next.”

When it comes to the temperature, why can’t we just find a happy medium? Our forefathers managed to compromise hundreds of years ago. With today’s technology, why can’t we? Why does it always seem to be the extremes? I don’t know about you, but I’m getting really sick of being asked what I’m waiting for. I’m just waiting for suitable learning conditions like temperatures you don’t risk getting frostbite in. One day, make it today.